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Chicago’s Biggest Book Fair Is Back July 23-26

Jul 9, 2015
The Newberry Book Fair on July 23-26, Chicago’s biggest annual used book binge, has something for every reader.

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Touring the historic LA sites with Adventures by Disney


Farmers Market is ideal stop for lunch in Los Angeles
Adventures by Disney -- which already offers a multi-day southern California tour—now touts this one-day tour ($199 per person) that includes Hollywood. Beverly Hills and concludes with a stop at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank that aren’t open to the public. more
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Princeses everywhere at Disney and more to come


Princesses are a big draw at Disneyland
With such a devoted audience, it’s no wonder Walt Disney World is in the middle of a huge expansion of Fantasyland expected to be completed later this year with more princess meet-and-greets more
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How to get the exclusive Disney backstory


Touring Walt Disney Studios not open to public with Adventures by Disney
At the newly revamped Disney California Adventure in Anaheim you can saunter down Buena Vista Street as it might have been when Walt Disney as a young man with a suitcase, $40 and a big dream in the early 1920s. This being Disney, everything has a back story. more
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Disney’s California parks — smaller and more intimate


Goofy entertains at Buena Vista Street at California Adventure
This is a good time to visit Disneyland. Not only has the Disneyland Hotel been completely renovated (love the new water playground!) but Disney just unveiled the new Cars Land, based on the movie “Cars,” evening water spectacular and other entertainment at the grand reopening of California Adventure. more
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What’s new at Disneyland in California? Lots!


Families waiting hours for new attractions at Cars Land at Disney California Adventure
Ready to race? Radiator Springs Racers is one of the most elaborate attractions ever created for a Disney theme park as the “Cars” gang gathers to get us ready for the big race. more
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Eating healthier at the theme parks


Of the more than 12 million kids meals served last year at Disney Parks and Resorts in the U.S., parents stuck with the healthier options six out of 10 times. Now Disney will enhance these efforts by further reducing sodium in kids’ meals and introducing new well-balanced kids’ breakfast meals. more
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Visiting Orlando’s parks like the One Percent


Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
No waiting for buses, navigating crowded parking lots or walking more than you or your kids can take. Hall whisks you around Walt Disney World in a private car that he parks exactly where you want to be. more
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Coasters are great, but never force a child to ride


The Technic Coaster at LEGOLAND Florida
If the kids balk when you get to the front of the line, walk away. Tell your child there’s always next year. more
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Orlando treats you like a VIP


Who doesn’t want to be treated like a VIP on vacation? We all do, of course, cutting lines, getting pampered, seeing what most tourists don’t. Orlando offers plenty of VIP options for the entire family—assuming you’re willing to pay extra for the privilege, of course. more
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How to get your teens to spend time with you


Disney Fantasy at night (photo by Eva Weinberg)
Question: How do you make two high school senior girls happy AND get them to spend time with you? more
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